SYSGO announces ELinOS support for Freescale's i.MX25 Platform

SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2009 Nuremberg - November 24-26, 2009 SYSGO, leading supplier of software solutions for the world's most demanding safety and security applications, announces the release of board support for the i.MX25 Platform Development Kit from Freescale. The delivery of SYSGO's new board support package blends multimedia, high speed, low power consumption platforms with industry-leading professional grade Linux for rapid development of today's most demanding high reliability applications.

The i.MX25 family of multimedia applications processors extends Freescale's ARM9 portfolio by integrating many new features for the industrial and general embedded markets and by committing to ship these processors for at least 15 years from time of launch. When coupled with SYSGO's ELinOS industrial grade Linux operating system, the i.MX25 provides an ideal platform for challenging multimedia applications. Both technologies have been designed to support evolving, long-life applications, minimizing costly redesign.

"There is a growing need to match industrial grade hardware solutions with a comparable grade Linux solution", said Jacques Brygier, VP Marketing. "Matching up our ELinOS 5.0 with Freescale i.MX25 single board computers enables developers to leverage the full power of industry leading hardware for highly reliable and fully-featured applications."

In addition to the benefits of up to 400 MHz clock speed of the ARM926EJ-S core, the ELinOS board support package gives programmers access to the rich connectivity of the i.MX25 processor family, such as Ethernet, USB, CAN, UART, SPI and an SVGA graphics controller. Because the i.MX family was originally designed for hand-held battery-powered applications, i.MX25 consumes less than 1 W under worst case conditions. This helps customers reduce their overall system bill of materials cost and power consumption. The i.MX258 processor provides additional security features making it the ideal solution for payment terminal (POS), or any other type of product needing secure system boot and tamper detection.

"Linux OS is an attractive development solution for embedded applications, and we find ELinOS from SYSGO to be great compliment for our i.MX25 clients," said Ken Obuszewski, director of product management for Freescale's Multimedia Applications Division. "The ELinOS capabilities for ARM and industrial strength Linux are a good match for the Freescale vision of successive technology insertions throughout a platform's lifetime."

More on ELinOS

ELinOS is a comprehensive development environment for embedded Linux software development. Unlike traditional Linux implementations, SYSGO's ELinOS is purpose-built for use in demanding industrial applications. SYSGO brings 15+ years of field expertise to make an embedded Linux offering well suited for real-world complex applications, and to back it up with world-class support. Many BSPs corresponding to the most successful boards on the market are included as well as BSPs for virtualization engines such as QEMU and VMware, or for the other SYSGO flagship product PikeOS. Besides the widely-used x86 version, ELinOS also supports PowerPC-, ARM-, MIPS-, and SH-platforms.

Availability

ELinOS 5.0 with support for the Freescale i.MX25 processors is available now. ELinOS 5.0 is available for Linux and Windows hosted platforms.

More information about the i.MX25 processor from Freescale is available at: www.freescale.com/imx25

About SYSGO

SYSGO provides operating system technology, middleware, and software services for the real-time and embedded market. A differentiating capability of SYSGO is the Safe and Secure Virtualization platform PikeOS, a paravirtualization operating system which is built upon a small, fast, and safe microkernel. It supports the co-existence of independent operating system personalities on a single platform, including ELinOS, SYSGO's embedded Linux distribution. SYSGO supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification for safety-critical applications. Markets include Aerospace & Defense, Industrial Automation, Automotive, Transportation and Network Infrastructure. Customers include Airbus, Honeywell, Thales, Daimler, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, Siemens, and Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO has facilities in Germany, France, The Czech Republic and North America, and offers a global distribution and support network, including Europe and the Pacific Rim.

For more information please visit www.sysgo.com.

Further information

Sysgo

Jacques Brygier

Vice President Marketing

Am Pfaffenstein 14

55270 Klein-Winternheim

Tel.: +49 6136 99480

E-mail: jacques.brygier@sysgo.com

www.sysgo.com

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